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Puriton Primary School

Puriton Primary School

Emerald Class

We are the Year 6 pupils - the oldest in school! 

Our teacher is Mrs Madge and Mrs Attwood is the teaching assistant in our class.

Autumn Term Overview

Information for parents

Autumn Term

Week 6

We have been finishing off learning the skills needed to write a really good newspaper report this week.  We will now be able to include quotes using direct and reported speech and passive voice in our writing next week.

During numeracy lessons, we have been reminded of the importance of knowing our times tables when doing multiplication. After some quick revision, we are now confident in multiplying large numbers and decimal numbers. 

Whilst some of us completed our first day of the Bikeability course, the rest of us started our mini projects on an area of World War 2 that interests us.  Mrs Attwood was really impressed with how focused we were yesterday, researching the topic, taking notes and then starting to produce the finished piece of work.

Week 5

It’s been another busy week in Emerald class. We have been learning the skills needed to write a newspaper report, focusing this week on direct and reported speech.  We used role-play yesterday to help us to think of the sort of quotes that we could include.  We pretended we were a reporter, a teacher, a parent or an evacuee.  

We had a good morning on Tuesday when Caroline and Debbie came in from EDF to talk to us about energy sources.  They talked to us about Hinkley Point and how the reactor works.  We then researched the different renewable and non-renewable energy sources and created posters for each one. 

Jake, Jasmine, Kacie and Bobby went to Chilton on Thursday to find out about what it will be like for those of us who go there in September.  We took questions from our class to ask the Year 7 children.  

Week 4

We have had a very busy 2 weeks in Emerald class, the highlight probably being our class trip to Swindon Steam Museum.   We had a brilliant time learning about what it would have been like during an air raid and being evacuated.  We can now really imagine what it was like to be a child in World War 2.  

This week, we have begun to do some writing based on our experiences, including a diary entry of the evacuation day and we have started to think about writing a newspaper report, about the events. We have realised that there are quite a lot of skills that we need to learn/revise before we can write our report, for example, writing direct speech with all the correct punctuation!

 Here are some photos from the trip.



Week 2

This week in Emerald Class we have been:

- consolidating our understanding of place value, moving on to look at numbers with up to three decimal places.  

- finding out what happened in London during the Blitz.  We then used our programming skills to start to create a historical quiz using Scratch.  We are hoping to be able to eventually save these online so they can be used by other children.

- explored the main features of the circulatory system.

- revising the main types of sentences and how we have to punctuate them. 

 These are some of the sketches that we did of parts of our local church. Mrs Madge thinks that they are really good.



Week 1

Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a lovely summer.  Emerald class have settled in well to year 6 and have had a busy few days.  We are getting used to the new routines and expectations for year 6.  On Tuesday we did some code breaking to find out about our new topic.  We used a 'Caesar Shift Wheel' and a 'Pigpen Cipher' to translate the coded massages that Mrs Madge had written for us.  Our topic is called 'We'll meet again' and we will be learning about the evacuation of children during World War 2. We are looking forward to empathising with children from the war.